Planned Giving Is For Everyone

Making a will is one of the most important ways to extend your love and generosity for your family and friends. It can also help further Young at Heart's mission. By leaving a gift to Young at Heart in your will, you are building a lasting legacy to support senior pets in need now and for years to come.Planned giving is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to make an impact. Gifts of any size are appreciated. Our supporters choose to leave gifts ranging from $1000 to over $1 million in their wills and we honor all of our donors by including them in Young at Heart's Legacy Circle.

Next Steps 

  • To get started, create your will online today with this free tool.
  • Specify within your will the amount you’d like to leave (if any) to Young at Heart and other charity organizations.
  • Rest assured knowing your loved ones and the causes you care about are supported by you.

Young at Heart's new Peace of Mind program allows you to leave your pet in the care of Young at Heart should you need us to do so. We request a minimum bequest of $5000 per pet. If you identify Young at Heart as a caretaker of your pets in your will, please email us so that we may email you a form for our records.

Additional Information:

If you would prefer to use an attorney to draft your will and you choose to leave a gift in your will, we suggest the following language and to advise us of your intentions so that we can include you in Young at Heart's Legacy Circle: I bequeath (amount OR percentage) to Young at Heart Pet Rescue, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of Illinois, with the principal business address of PO Box 1293, Palatine IL 60078 and federal tax identification number 20-2476194.

Contact us with any questions: Dawn Kemper, Executive Director 847-529-2025 or email

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